Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

Pssst... Wanna buy a digital identity? Only $50

It finds that for under $50, criminals can sell a person's complete digital life on the dark web, including data from breached social media accounts; banking details; remote access to servers or desktops; data from popular services like Uber, Netflix, and Spotify; and accounts for gaming websites, dating apps and porn websites, which might include credit card information.

Trudeau defends Statistics Canada move to collect banking info of 500,000 Canadians

Trudeau defends Statistics Canada move to collect banking info of 500,000 Canadians

Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen grilled Trudeau during question period Monday following a report by Global News that revealed Statistics Canada is asking the country’s nine largest banks for the transaction data of 500,000 randomly chosen Canadians, including everything from bill payments to cash withdrawals from ATMs to credit card payments and even account balances.

Blockchain is disrupting the status quo

Blockchain is disrupting the status quo

The core model of a credit agency is to share costs among clients and charge excessive interest rates and transactional costs ensuring that the “good borrowers” cover those who don’t repay their debt.

Major Centralized Systems are Hacked Multiple Times a Year

Major Centralized Systems are Hacked Multiple Times a Year

Downloads should be restricted, particularly on company laptops and systems which are linked to central servers where information is stored. should be restricted, particularly on company laptops and systems which are linked to central servers where information is stored.

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Decentralization for a better tomorrow – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Blockchain technology lies at the heart of decentralization because it’s an immutable, transparent, hack-proof and distributed ledger that stores data in multiple nodes. Implication of this technology in financial institutions will reduce the time and costs exhausted by manual labor that is employed for smooth processing of data.

Introducing the Qubes U2F Proxy

Introducing the Qubes U2F Proxy

This means that if anything in your twitter qube were compromised — the browser or even the OS itself — it would still not be able to access the U2F keys on your token for any other websites or services, like your email and bank accounts.

Google Reportedly Bought Your Banking Data in Secret, and That's Not Even the Bad News

Google Reportedly Bought Your Banking Data in Secret, and That's Not Even the Bad News

The worse news is that Google has reportedly been doing a significant part of it in secret, and other tech companies like Facebook and Amazon are exploring ways to get ahold of your banking data, too.

Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks — Krebs on Security

Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks — Krebs on Security

Two weeks ago this author heard from security researcher Kristian Erik Hermansen, who said he’d discovered something curious while logged in to an account at a tiny local bank that uses Fiserv’s platform.

Stop Sending Money on Venmo. There Are Better Alternatives

Stop Sending Money on Venmo. There Are Better Alternatives

Most Venmo competitors, like Square’s Cash app, share the same core feature: You can send money with a few taps and swipes. Your banking app may also already have the payment transfer service Zelle built into it, which could become more popular than Venmo this year.

Behavioral biometrics: Websites and apps are learning from how you type, hold your phone, and use your mouse

Behavioral biometrics: Websites and apps are learning from how you type, hold your phone, and use your mouse

Few companies are admitting to the use of behavioral biometrics – much less, actively seeking consent from its users to gather and analyze this information.